Area Information for Harpenden, AL5 2WA

This postcode in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Harpenden West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Harpenden, AL5 2WA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL5 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in November 2003. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Harpenden West
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
Region Eastern
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Harpenden, AL5 2WA:

Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2UW
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2UN
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2UL
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2UB
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2UP
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2UJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Harpenden, AL5 2WA is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 32
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 51
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 112
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 68
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 0
Total 108

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 46
Two People 33
Three People 12
Four People 13
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 108

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 51

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Harpenden West ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 106
Female 143
Total 249

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 11
5-7 7
8-9 2
10-14 11
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 8
25-29 8
30-44 29
45-59 48
60-64 11
65-74 32
75-84 39
85-89 20
90+ 13
Total 249

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AL5 2WA the number widowed residents is high - 20% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 36
Married 110
Divorced 18
Separated 3
Widowed 50
Same Sex 0
Total 217

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 105
Good 82
Fair 40
Bad 13
Very Bad 9
Total 249

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 106
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 12
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 11
Total 217

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Harpenden) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 244
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 3
Black African 1
Total 249

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 212
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 9
Other 17
Total 249

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL5 2WA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 208
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 29

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 156
No Religion 58
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 249

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 25% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 44
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 2
Total 145

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 6
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 26
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 89

Harpenden, AL5 2WA is within the Harpenden and Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near AL5 2WA
Neighbourhood Team Address Harpenden and Rural
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
AL1 3JE
Force Website: http://www.herts.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL5 2WA. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for AL5 2WA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.6 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.9 miles
Luton 4.8 miles
St Albans City 5.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.4 miles
Park Street 6.7 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.9 miles
Leagrave 7.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.2 miles
Welwyn North 7.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.4 miles
Apsley 7.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.8 miles
Bricket Wood 8 miles
Knebworth 8.1 miles
Stevenage 8.6 miles
Kings Langley 8.6 miles
Welham Green 8.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.4 miles
Berkhamsted 9.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 11 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest is St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 570 yards
    
Roundwood Primary School 820 yards
    
Harpenden Academy half a mile
    
Manland Primary School 0.6 miles
    
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Wood End School 0.9 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 0.9 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 1 mile
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest is St George's School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's School 570 yards
    
Roundwood Park School half a mile
    
Sir John Lawes School 0.6 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 0.8 miles  
Townsend Church of England 3.4 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.7 miles
    
Chiltern Academy 3.9 miles  
Sandringham School 4.2 miles
    
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.6 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 4.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 750 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 490 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden, AL5 2WA. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 610 yards
Harpenden Eye Centre 750 yards
20/20 Eyecare 0.5 miles
Allders Opticians 0.6 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.1 miles
Direkt Optik 4.5 miles
Allders Opticians 4.5 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.5 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.6 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.6 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.